Before we get going today, just a quick editorial note — the main reason we focus so frequently on the hijinks and crimes within the archdiocese of Detroit is simple: We are in this crooked archdiocese and this is how business is done throughout the Church.
Archbishop Allen Vigneron and his unethical, homosexual-friendly staff at the chancery are cut from the same cloth as every other diocese in the country. They all emerge from the same liberal, modernist swamp, engineered to cover up and control and rob the laity blind at every turn possible.
We just happen to know a lot about Detroit because we are here, but we get loads of contacts from many other dioceses saying, "It's the exact same here."
So let's go on to today's specifics and a startling revelation of hush money being paid. First, remember that Vigneron is the vice president of the U.S. bishops' conference, in line to be the next president, so that should tell you everything you need to know about the U.S. hierarchy — that they would vote in as their top guy a man persecuting a good priest.
But more than that, sources tell us that the archdiocese may be about to okay an unethical (and perhaps even illegal as well) hush-money payoff. Here are the details:
Now, here's what was going on behind the scenes and where Vigneron and his archdiocese get involved:
Well, she did lose, last Friday, and owes Fr. Perrone that $125,000, which raised the question, "Who was going to pay the bill?" By rights, she should, but once she lost, a few people with a vested interest started snooping around. And some important questions started getting asked. For example, since LePage was working under the direction of Msgr. Bugarin, why didn't her lawyers from the county file a cross suit to have him drawn into this?
She didn't act alone, so the proper legal reasoning would dictate that all those responsible should be included. But LePage's legal team did not go after Bugarin. Why not? And, most importantly, what Church Militant has discovered is that a hush-money deal might be in the works between LePage and the archdiocese — that it will quietly pony up the $125,000, thereby making the case conclude and go away.
As one insider told us, it's like a drug deal where you buy everyone's silence to make sure the case goes nowhere. $125,000 is a drop in the bucket to Vigneron's gang. They have hundreds of millions in their endowment, and remember, they just got over $2 million more from the PPP payout-money for the Wuhan virus pandemic.
So cash-short the archdiocese is definitely not. Vigneron and the archdiocese have a great interest in making sure this case goes away as quickly as possible because the decision in the case, that she defamed Fr. Perrone, greatly implicates Msgr. Bugarin as an accomplice — and actually as more than an accomplice, because she took her marching orders from him. She was under his supervision. He approved everything and was, in fact, present at these sessions of bullying John Doe.
He participated in them — joining with LePage — according to sources close to John Doe. So imagine the nervousness that gripped Vigneron and his staff when the verdict came down. They don't want any of this known any more than it is, because this is how unscrupulous, wicked men deal — in the shadows.
But also important to note, the money Vigneron would be approving to be shelled out on behalf of LePage would be coming from the pockets of faithful Catholics. There's a question being asked by insiders familiar with all this double-dealing — whether the archdiocese of Detroit secretly paying the damage award for LePage would even be legal. So here is a blindingly clear example of why every single bishop and archbishop in the country should have to be completely transparent about their finances.
They get to abuse the faith (not to mention the goodwill) of faithful Catholics by hiding all the money and transactions from curious eyes. And they abuse their sacred office in the process. If Macomb County taxpayers shouldn't pay for her loss — which they shouldn't — why in Hades should faithful Catholics in the archdiocese?
How can this not be illegal? And considering the motive, it's certainly sinful. Vigneron has no intention of accepting the truth and reinstating Fr. Perrone. Even now, he is continuing to pay canon lawyers and legal counsel to have Fr. Perrone sanctioned by Rome, sanctioned in a case built on a lie (one he knows all about).
So, what's a little hush money to keep things moving along?